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Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads
AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Posted on 12/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PST by SmithL

A state senator from Southern California was considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans.

Calling the retail giant's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.

The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a group called the Florida Family Association complained the show was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

. . . In addition to an apology and reinstatement of the ads, Lieu said he hoped Lowe's would make an outreach to the community about bias and bigotry.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: boycott; california; demagogicparty; lowes; ropma; tedlieu; torrance; trop
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To: SmithL

Wow, California state senators are very powerful. I wonder if Moonbeam knows that the senator is ordering a boycott of Lowes? Actually, Lowes would be wise not to do business with the state because it will soon be in the same shape as Illinois which doesn’t pay its vendors. Smart move would be to tell them to go over to Home Depot.


51 posted on 12/11/2011 7:01:22 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: SmithL

islam is an afront to civilization and is at war with America
Lowes was right to walk away from the propaganda piece and I will support them for it


52 posted on 12/11/2011 7:14:42 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SmithL

Who else advertises on that disgusting TV show?


53 posted on 12/11/2011 7:18:01 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: BobL
“(You get what you tolerate)” You realize that’s a BRILLIANT line, don’t you?

That line is universal. In 1957 I was a student representative to the Wisconsin governors conference on children and youth. In my speech I stated that the communities in Wisconsin would get the exact level of juvenile misbehavior that they would tolerate. That remains true today!!!

54 posted on 12/11/2011 8:20:17 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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He’s getting trashed on his facebook page. good times


55 posted on 12/11/2011 8:36:40 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: terycarl

“That line is universal. In 1957 I was a student representative to the Wisconsin governors conference on children and youth. In my speech I stated that the communities in Wisconsin would get the exact level of juvenile misbehavior that they would tolerate. That remains true today!!! “

Totally, and it applies so many ways.


56 posted on 12/11/2011 9:29:25 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: bereanway
Sorry, the hack’s name isn’t Torrance, but Lieu. Rather, he’s from Torrance.

I'm thinking that, if Lowe's has a store in Torrance, they might want to consider shutting it down and relocating if this guy's threat of legislative action comes about.

If Lowe's slaps his constituents with job losses and sales tax losses, they might think twice about returning him to Sacramento.

57 posted on 12/11/2011 9:43:36 PM PST by Bob
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To: jdsteel

Ding ding ding ding !!!

We have a winner !!
(and just look at all that free advertising Lowe’s is getting !)

I’ll bet you a beer Home Depot steps in with advertising in say, 48 hours or so.


58 posted on 12/11/2011 10:00:59 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: Mears

He was not even born here. He was born in Taiwan. If he had any decency he would restrain himself. So he immigrates here to behave like this? This is typical of far too many immigrants


59 posted on 12/12/2011 12:17:25 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw
Is he a super liberal freak who can’t get laid not even by his wife if has one

CALIFORNIASenator That is all you need to know

60 posted on 12/12/2011 2:16:21 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on television.)
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To: FatherofFive

PING


61 posted on 12/12/2011 2:18:49 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on television.)
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To: Mountain Troll

I am rebuilding my house. I go to Lowe’s every other day.


62 posted on 12/12/2011 2:19:51 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: A_perfect_lady
You can go online to Lowes.com, go to Contact Us, go to Lowe’s Corporate, and eventually find a page where you can send them an email. I just sent them a quick one telling them to stand their ground, it is their right.

Lowes e-mail contact link.

http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUsCategoryFAQPageView?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&faqId=51

63 posted on 12/12/2011 2:24:44 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on television.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Senator Ted Lieu's Email

http://sd28.senate.ca.gov/contact/email

64 posted on 12/12/2011 2:31:39 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on television.)
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bmfl


65 posted on 12/12/2011 7:47:18 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: SmithL

Is that Senator Lieu or in lieu of a senator?


66 posted on 12/13/2011 12:36:36 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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